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Tobi Amusan and Goodness Nwachukwu Set to Inspire as Visa Ambassadors for Paris 2024 Olympics

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Visa, a Worldwide Fee Expertise Accomplice of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games, unveiled Nigerian observe and subject athletes, Tobi Amusan, and Goodness Nwachukwu as a part of its various roster of Group Visa athletes forward of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games Paris 2024.

This addition brings the checklist of Group Visa athletes for Paris 2024 to 117. The 2024 class is the biggest group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls in this system’s historical past and probably the most various, representing greater than 60 markets and 40 sports activities.

“We’re extremely proud to welcome Tobi Amusan and Goodness Nwachukwu to Group Visa for the Paris 2024 Video games. Their presence on Group Visa not solely represents the range of expertise inside the African continent but in addition underscores Visa’s dedication to supporting athletes who’re devoted to creating a distinction and encourage their communities.

We’re proud to have them as a part of us and sit up for witnessing the affect they’ll make each on and off the observe and subject.” stated Andrew Uaboi, Vice President, Visa West Africa.

Tobi Amusan, a world champion, and world document holder within the 100-meter hurdles, made historical past in 2022 by changing into the primary Nigerian athlete to win a world championship and world document in an athletics occasion. She received back-to-back Commonwealth and African titles in 2018 and 2022 within the 100 m hurdles and can be a two-time African Video games champion.

“I’m thrilled to be representing Nigeria on the upcoming Olympic Video games Paris 2024. This isn’t nearly me; it’s about each younger Nigerian who dares to dream and each woman who believes she will break boundaries. I’m grateful to have the backing of Group Visa on this journey”, stated Tobi Amusan.  

Goodness Nwachukwu, a proficient discus thrower claimed gold and set a brand new world document with a throw of 36.56 meters on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games. This unimaginable achievement surpassed her earlier world document of 32.95 meters, set on the 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunis.

“My journey has at all times been about transcending perceived limitations and demonstrating that true capability is aware of no bounds. It’s my ambition to not solely compete however excel on the video games this yr and I’m excited to have the assist of Group Visa.”

Since 2000, the Group Visa athlete program has championed greater than 600 Olympic and Paralympic athletes chosen based mostly on their achievements, group involvement, and alignment with Visa’s core values of equality, entry, and inclusion.

To study extra about Visa’s assist of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games, go to Visa’s sponsorship page.

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